Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


IN THE NEWS

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Explore local history and culture during Archaeology Month

Ottawa is gearing up for Archaeology Month, which takes place throughout August. This is your opportunity to learn more about the region and the history that’s been unearthed over the years.

A treat for archaeology enthusiasts of all ages, the City will celebrate by hosting the following activities at City Hall and Pinhey’s Point Historic Site:

Archaeology Exhibition

July 31 to August 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall (Jean Pigott Place), 110 Laurier Avenue West
Free admission

Learn about pre-contact and historical archaeology related to Ottawa and the surrounding areas. This exhibit is produced by the City in partnership with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation (Omamawininni Pimadjwowin – The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre) and the Cultural Education Centre at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation.

Sifting Through History

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey’s Point Road, Dunrobin
Free admission

Spend time exploring the history, natural heritage, and eco-systems of Pinhey’s Point. Children can take part in hands-on activities to uncover new archaeological secrets under the direction of an archaeologist.

The City of Ottawa has also contributed to the following Archaeology Month activities:

  • Colonel By Day celebrations: Monday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rideau Canal between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier. Free admission.
  • Archaeological Tour of LeBreton Flats: Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Start at 1 Vimy Place at 2 p.m. Cost: $5 for members of Heritage Ottawa; $10 for non-members.
  • Unearthing the Diefenbunker – tours: August 6, 13, 20, 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, 3911 Carp Road. Adults $14, seniors $13, students $10, youth (6-18) $8, children 5 and under are free. Prices do not include HST.
  • Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre – exhibit: August 1 to 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 54 Makwa Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec. Cost: $8 per person.
  • The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre – exhibit: August 1 to 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1674 Mishomis Inamo, Pikwàkanagàn, Ontario. Admission by donation.

Visit ottawa.ca for more details about Archaeology Month activities.


Meetings at City Hall July 27 – July 31

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, July 27, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Ottawa Police Service Plan for Participation in Provincial Street Check Review
  • Contract with Federal Force Protection Agency to Provide Security Screening Personnel at Ottawa Courthouse
  • Attendance at Ontario Association of Police Services Boards’ Labour Seminar
  • Canadian Association of Police Governance: Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting and Resolutions
  • Ottawa Police Service Annual Report : “2014 : A Year in Review”
  • Financial Status Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • Performance Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • Workforce Management Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • Complaints Report, Part V – Police Services Act: Second Quarter 2015
  • Legal Services Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • Board Monitoring Requirements Status Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries and Motions: July 2015
  • Letters of Commendation


Get ready to register for fall and winter recreation programs

The Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs for fall and winter programs are now online at ottawa.ca. Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages including swimming lessons, fitness classes, general interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.

  • Registration for swimming and aquafitness classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Monday, August 10 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 11 during regular business hours.
  • Registration for all other classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Wednesday, August 12 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Thursday, August 13 during regular business hours.

To register online or by phone residents will need a client barcode and family PIN numbers. The City expects high volumes of online registrants throughout the first week of registration, particularly the first evening, which could result in a longer registration experience than usual.

Residents who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit City recreation centres or libraries with public Internet access. They can also visit any Client Service Centre where customer service staff can help with registration. Some community centres may provide printed brochures for their local activities.


Expo 55 Friday Sept 18 Seniors Expo

This annual event, being held this year on Friday, September 18th, brings together a broad range of information on services for older adults in our city.  Join us between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. at the Mlacak and Kanata Seniors Centre to chat with representatives of many different public and not-for-profit organizations that provide health and social services for seniors.  Expo 55+ always draws a good crowd, so it’s also a sociable afternoon.  Refreshments will be served, and some lucky individuals will win door prizes!


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9th Annual Kanata North Picnic!

Come and enjoy a free BBQ, cotton candy and snow cones while supplies last, children’s play zone (with bouncies, face painting, adventure zone and petting zoo), entertainment stage including new acts, community information booths, fire trucks and police vehicles to visit and more! Please bring a donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard.

When: Wednesday, July 15 2015
Time: 4 – 8 pm
Where: Sandwell Green Park on The Parkway (across from Earl of March Secondary School) .

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ENTERTAINMENT
Emcees David Gourlay and Jenna Sudds

Crash the Clown
ProStyle Martial Arts
Kanata Chinese Seniors Dance
Kanata Chinese Seniors Music
Guitar Groovers
Celtic Cross
WEJ Guitar Club
Majic 100 Radio Van

ACTIVITIES
Petting Zoo

Bouncies
Adventure zone
Face painting
Science and crafts

INFOTAINMENT
City vehicles including police car,
ambulance and fire truck.
A wide variety of City and community organizations
Bring your bike to try the OC Transpo Rack n’ Roll

PICNIC SPONSORS

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Meetings at Ottawa City Hall July 6 to 10

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Planning Committee – Tuesday, July 7, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment – 538, 544, 560 Rideau Street and 501 Besserer Street
  • Zoning By-law Amendment – 22 Perkins Street
  • Zoning By-law Amendment – 2405 Mer Bleue Road and 2496 Tenth Line Road
  • Community Design Plan, Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment – Stittsville Main Street (Neil Avenue to Bell Street) – Various addresses
  • Cash-In-Lieu of Parkland Funds Policy Amendments
  • 2015-2018 Planning and Growth Management Department Workplan
  • Splash Pads, Skateboards Parks and other Park Amenities
  • Village of Richmond – Area Specific Sanitary Sewer Development Charge
  • Status update – Planning Committee inquiries and motions for the period ending June 26, 2015
  • Discussion – Bill 73 – Smart Growth for our Communities Act 2015
  • Request for Zoning By-Law Amendment to Enable a Broadcasting Studio as a Permitted Use at 1391 Wellington Street West

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Election Compliance Audit Committee – Friday, July 10, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room


Meetings at City Hall June 28 – July 3

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Finance and Economic Development Committee – Monday, June 29, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Ward Boundary Review – Information and Options (2015)
  • Institutions Designated as Eligible for a 2015 Annual Levy Pursuant to Section 323 (1), (2), (3) and (5) of the Municipal Act
  • Budget Consultation Process
  • 2014 Report on French Language Services
  • Integrated Street Furniture Program – Design Guidelines and Request for Proposals Strategy
  • Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Environmental Assessment and Functional Design Report
  • Declare Surplus and Transfer 788 March Road, 25 Khymer Court and 1045 Greenbank Road to Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation (OCLDC) for Future Disposal
  • Application for Approval to Expropriate Lands

Transportation Committee – Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Stay Safe, Stay Back Decals on City Vehicles
  • Highway Traffic Act Review – Impacts of Bill 31 on Road Safety in Ottawa
  • West Transitway Extension – At Grade Crossing at Moodie Drive
  • Speed Reduction on Blair Road
  • Snow Removal in School Drop-Off Zones – Motion

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place,
101 Centrepointe Drive

  • 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
  • Commemorative Naming – Doug Rivington Park
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 4845 Bank Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 1121 Stagecoach Road and Part of 1000 Vista Barrett Private
  • Official Plan Amendment – 5341 Boundary Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1848 Upper Dwyer Hill Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1175 Manotick Station Road and 6247 Pebblewoods Drive
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 2864 Diamondview Road
  • Two Year Program to Offset Costs for Private Septic Systems Which Require Inspection Due to Source Water Protection Plans


Free transit all day on Canada Day

Transit is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city, with free service all day on OC Transpo and Para Transpo. A special holiday schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks.

Thousands of free Park & Ride spaces

  • Thousands of spaces will be available at 12 OC Transpo Park & Ride lots served by high-frequency Transitway routes 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99.
  • Many more spaces will be available courtesy of Billings Bridge, Carlingwood, Place d’Orléans and South Keys shopping centres, as well as Algonquin College, Carleton University and Canada Post (Heron/Riverside).

Leave early and arrive in time

  • Due to the large downtown crowds, plan to leave home by 7 p.m. to arrive in time for the fireworks.
  • Bus detours will be in effect downtown due to road closures.
  • Mackenzie King Bridge will be closed to pedestrians after 7 p.m., so passengers cannot be picked up or dropped off at that station in the evening.
  • After the fireworks downtown, buses will be available on Slater, Albert and Bank Streets.
  • New Route 91 will operate after the fireworks only, from downtown to Trim Station, providing a faster alternative route to Orléans. Route 91 does not stop at St-Laurent Station.
  • The last local buses will depart transit stations at around 11:30 p.m. or midnight.

Free shuttle between Ottawa and Gatineau

  • Buses operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between the National Art Gallery and Jacques-Cartier Park.

Information on July 1

  • OC Transpo’s Sales and Information office in the Rideau Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • An OC Transpo information booth will be located at Confederation Square from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The O-Train Trillium Line will run throughout the day and all evening until midnight.

The following routes will not operate on July 1: 101, 120, 123, 137, 150, 151, 161, 162, 165, 173, 174, 178, 196, 203 and all peak-period routes.

The Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) will provide free service after 10 p.m. on July 1.

Customers are reminded to check their route for service changes that take effect this Sunday, June 28. Further transit information regarding holiday schedules is available by calling 613-741-4390 (open July 1 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and by visiting octranspo.com or octranspo.mobi.


CANADA DAY IN KANATA

Canada Day in KanataWednesday July 1, 2015
Walter Baker Park

The Glenview Homes Canada Day in Kanata Celebration is one of the largest community events in Ottawa. Crowds of over 30,000 gather at Walter Baker Park off Terry Fox Drive in Kanata to celebrate this significant community event. The best part, admission is free! The 2015 Program Guide is now available at www.canadadayinkanata.com. I will be attending and I will have a booth set up with free face painting for kids. I look forward to seeing you there.

NOTE:  There is NO public parking available on the site and the Canada Day in Kanata team is encouraging you to take public transit to the event.

Watch for my ad in the June 25th edition of the Kanata Kourier.


June 25: Mayor will be taking your call at Budget 2016 Tele-Town Hall

Mayor Jim Watson invites residents to call into a pre-budget Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, June 25. Residents will be able to ask questions and share their views before City staff begins developing the draft Budget 2016, which will tabled later this fall.

The Tele-Town Hall is part of a new approach to the City of Ottawa’s budget process.

In previous years, residents were consulted on the draft budget after it was tabled at Council. The public consultation provided input into the final budget.

Now, residents can get involved and provide their views and input before the draft budget is developed.

Event: Budget 2016 Tele-Town Hall
Date: Thursday, June 25
Time: 7 p.m., Telephone lines open at 6:45 p.m.
Toll-free telephone: 1-866-696-5910, use code 6653792.

Social media will offer another opportunity for residents to participate by allowing them to tweet their questions ahead of time using #ottbudget.

An audio recording of the Mayor’s Tele-Town Hall will be posted on ottawa.ca as soon as it is available.


Meetings at City Hall June 22 – 26

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, June 22, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Amendments to Board Policy on Acting Pay for Senior Executive Positions
  • Authorization to Act in Relation to the Board’s Court Security Responsibilities
  • Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
  • October 22, 2014 – Operational Review Briefing
  • Ottawa Police Service Initiative – Update
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries and Motions – June 2015
  • Letters of Commendation

Francophone Caucus – Monday, June 22, 1:30 pm to 2:30 p.m., Champlain Room

Planning Committee –Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Amendment or Modification to Development Charge By-Law – Village of Richmond
  • Application for Demolition and New Construction 220 Sandridge Road, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Application for Demolition and New Construction at 285 Acacia Avenue, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 3718 Greenbank Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1314 Klondike Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 5786 Fernbank Road
  • Third Party Infrastructure Agreement for the Detailed Design, Tender and Construction of the 300 Millimetre Diameter Watermain Along Maple Grove Road
  • Designation of the Medical Arts Building, 180 Metcalfe Street Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment – 180 Metcalfe Street
  • Delegated Authority for Applications Under the Ontario Heritage Act
  • 2014 Planning and Growth Management Department Year-End Report
  • 2014 Annual Development Report
  • Mural on 569 Guy Street

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Information Technology Sub-Committee –Thursday, June 25, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Making the location of public washrooms within public City facilities available to the community


West Ottawa Ladies Chorus is welcoming new voices

Sing for Yourself—Sing for the Community

Singing repertoire that includes a wide variety of music arranged for a traditional ladies choir sung in three and four part harmony can be fulfilling and rewarding. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus (WOLC) is a friendly, welcoming group of 40 women who love to sing and spend time together. Membership draws singers from Fitzroy Harbour to Kanata, Old Ottawa East to Barrhaven, Stittsville to Munster, and North Gower to Carleton Place. Under the leadership of talented director, Robert Dueck, they blend their voices to deliver a solid performance.  With a new season starting in September, there are a few openings available.

Rehearsals are offered twice a week—many members attend both but are asked to commit to one. Rehearsals are blocked in 10-12 weeks periods leading up to each performance—one at Christmas and one in the spring.  Learning MP3’s and music are provided with the expectation that rehearsals are just that, a time to fine tune the musical numbers.

WOLC was formed in 2012 and grew rapidly from 12 to 40. A few places are available for women with choral experience singing a designated vocal part (1st Soprano and/or 2nd Soprano, 1st Alto and/or 2nd Alto). Each member must have a basic understanding of music theory; basic to intermediate sight reading skills; straight tone singing or minimized vibrato; ability to match pitch and blend with other singers. WOLC strives for excellence—this is your opportunity to get involved. Check out the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus on Facebook and on Youtube. Interested? Email the music director at LadiesChorus@bell.net to arrange an audition.


Meetings at City Hall June 15 – 19

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Audit Committee – Monday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • Office of the Auditor General – Report on the Fraud and Waste Hotline
  • Fraud and Other Similar Irregularities Policy – Amendments

Planning Committee Workshop – Monday, June 15, 11:30 am to 3:30 p.m., Festival Plaza Control Room

Review of Planning and Growth Management Work Plan.

Ottawa Board of Health – Monday, June 15, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • Ottawa Public Health’s Immunization Program: A Multi-Phased Immunization Strategy
  • Consultation Plan for a Proposed Personal Service Settings By-Law
  • Update on Ottawa Public Health’s Food Safety Program – “Ottawa Safe” Trial Project
  • Update: Ottawa Board of Health Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreement
  • Governance Update – Board of Health Code of Conduct
  • Attendance at the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2015 Annual Educational Conference Report

Environment Committee – Tuesday, June 16, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Environmental Excellence Awards – 2015
  • Status Update – Environment Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending June 9, 2015
  • Semi-annual Performance Report to Council –  Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
  • Energy Management and Investment Strategy
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Financial Statements for In-House Solid Waste Collection – External Audit Results 2014
  • Residential Protective Plumbing Program – Administrative Amendments

Accessibility Advisory Committee –Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Festival Boardroom

Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee – Tuesday, 16 June, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

Transit Commission – Wednesday, June 17, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Customer Safety – Incident Reporting and 2015 Information Campaign
  • Status Update – Transit Commission Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending June 5, 2015
  • Capital Adjustments and Closing of Projects – Transit City Tax and Rate Supported
  • 2015 Operating and Capital Budget Q1 – Transit Commission Status Report
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities

Community and Protective Services Committee –Thursday, June 18, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) Update
  • Status Update – Community and Protective Services Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending June 11, 2015
  • Commemorative Naming – Percy Taverner Park
  • Commemorative Naming – George Watson Gazebo
  • Commemorative Naming – Kemp Woodland
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council – Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Mortgage Refinancing
  • Ten Year Housing and Homelessness Plan – Update
  • Submission on the Review of Ontario’s Long –Term Affordable Housing Strategy
  • Ottawa Fire Services 2014 Annual Report
  • Ottawa Fire Services 2015 Station Location Study
  • By-Law Review Strategy
  • Progress of the Sandy Hill Town and Gown Committee


Budget Primer

The City is evolving its budget process and now includes greater public engagement throughout the year. As part of the process,Treasurer Marian Simulik and Deputy Treasurer Isabelle Jasmin will host a one-hour budget session:

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West.

They will guide the City Staff, members of the public and media through a one hour primer explaining how Ottawa spends and how the annual budget is put together.

The presentations will be conducted simultaneously in English and French, in separate rooms at City Hall, and will feature an overview of the budget process followed by a question and answer period.

Those planning to attend are asked to notify Grace.Okeefe@ottawa.ca to help gauge expected attendance. The presentations will be posted subsequently on ottawa.ca for those not able to attend.


TRANSPORTATION ACTION COMMITTEE KANATA SURVEY RESULTS PRESENTATION

Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Beaverbrook Library, 2500 Campeau Drive

The Transportation Action Committee Kanata (TACK) recently conducted a survey in Kanata North, they surveyed residents and businesses. The purpose was to determine the popular modes of transportation used in Kanata North and to seek feedback on how active transportation infrastructure and networks might be improved. The information gained from the survey will be used to help improve the quality, planning and usage of Active Transportation and Public Transit in Kanata North. The results of the survey are in and are going to be presented at this public meeting.

Please join me, along with the Committee, to learn about the survey results and to help determine the items for improvement and their relative priorities.

Thank you to Bushtukah Stittsville for their generous donation of a $50 gift card door prize. Safer Roads Ottawa has donated ten sets of  bike lights, reflective armbands, and reflective strips. The Cycling department at the City has provided copies of the 2015-2016 official cycling map of Ottawa Gatineau for everyone also. 

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Click here for more information on the TACK Committee.


Head Start Ottawa event – Performance Unleashed

Head Start for Young Women Network – Teaching girls and young women to lead
Learn how to live out your strengths in the workplace.

Event: Performance Unleashed led by Janice McDonald
Trusted Advisor, Strategist and Award winning entrepreneur with mild superpowers. WXN Top 100 Women Canada 2013 & 2014

When: 5 – 7pm, June 22 2015
Where: Ottawa City Hall, Councillor’s Lounge, 110 Laurier Avenue West
RSVP: headstartinottawa@gmail.com
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Meetings at Ottawa City Hall June 8 – 12

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Planning Committee – Tuesday, June 9, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Amendment or Modification to Development Charge By-Law – Village of Richmond
  • Amendment or Modification to Development Charge By-Law – Portions of Manotick
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1401 Henri Lauzon Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 15 Colonnade Road North
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 180 Huntmar Drive
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Habitat for Humanity Deferral of Development Charges for 979 Eve Street, 1277 Cousineau Street and 1279 Cousineau Street
  • American Planning Association – Sustainable Seattle Conference (Chair’s Update)

Ottawa Public Library Board – Tuesday, June 9, 5 p.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

www.biblioottawalibrary.ca  613-580-2424, ext. 32169
Public Delegations are requested to register in advance

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 10, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee – Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Thursday, June 11, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Prime Minister’s Row proposal
  • Designation of the Medical Arts Building, 180 Metcalfe Street under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Delegated authority for applications under the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Application for demolition and new construction at 220 Sandridge Road, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Application to demolish a building and to construct a new building in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District – 285 Acacia Avenue

French Language Services Advisory Committee – Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room


Free workshop – Introduction to Cycling Safety in Kanata

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Beaverbrook Branch of Ottawa Public Library, 2500 Campeau Drive

Presenter: Denise Inglis, CanBike instructor

Join CanBike instructor, Denise Inglis, to learn about road safety and cycling  to and from work, shops, and other daily activities. Enjoy the benefits of cycling whatever your ability level or experience. Volunteers from Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North will be on hand to discuss best routes and problems specific to Kanata North.  For more information, visit www.sustainbeaverbrook.ca.


Public Information Meeting – Urban Expansion Study Area Kanata Highlands

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.
Kanata Legion #638
70 Hines Road

By attending this session, you will find out more about the Urban Expansion Study planned for the Kanata Highlands. Once completed, the study will review the site’s availability for urban development.

The presentation at the meeting will include the draft Existing Conditions & Constraints Analysis Mapping (ECCA). A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

As a result of the Ontario Municipal Board decision on Official Plan Amendment No. 76, this land is included within the urban boundary and designated “Urban Expansion Study Area” on Schedule B – Urban Policy Plan of the City of Ottawa Official Plan. The Comprehensive Study will support an Official Plan Amendment to re-designate the lands from Urban Expansion Study Area to General Urban Area.

Click on map below to view larger image.

Comments received before June 30, 2015 will be considered by City staff prior to finalization of the Study’s recommendations.

For more information, contact:
Louise Sweet-Lindsay, Project Manager
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor
Ottawa, K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27586
email/ Louise.Sweet-Lindsay@ottawa.ca

Expansion Lands Map


Parking disruptions at Richcraft Recreation Complex June 5th – June 30th

Please note that parking at the RRCK will be disrupted as the artificial turf has been selected as an official FIFA Women’s World Cup practice site. A small section of the parking lot and the trailhead parking area will be allocated to the practicing teams and media between June 5th and 30th. We appreciate your understanding during this exciting time and encourage you to use Innovation Drive should the parking lot be full. Both sides of Innovation Drive can be used for a 3 hour parking period.


Public Info Session: Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive, West Transit Way Extension

West Transitway Extension (Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive)

Detailed Design Study – Revised Implementation Strategy

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION

Monday, June 8, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Michele Heights Community Centre
2955 Michele Drive, Ottawa, ON

WHY: To improve transit service reliability, the City has developed a plan to extend the West Transitway from Bayshore Station to Moodie Drive.  This plan received provincial environmental assessment (EA) approval in 2012.  Recently, as part of the detailed design, City staff have identified the potential to reduce the current construction costs by revising the approach for the Transitway extension near Moodie Drive.  This recommendation will be presented to Council for approval.

WHAT: The Public Information Session will allow residents to learn about the proposed revisions.

The revised implementation plan includes  the extension of the West Transitway from west of Holly Acres Road to Moodie Drive and a new transit station near Corkstown Road (east of Moodie Drive).

At the Public Information Session, residents will be able to review the proposed revisions to the implementation strategy, background reports and the proposed design plans, and ask questions. Representatives from the City, the consulting team and the Ward Councillor will be available to discuss the project with you.

WHEN: Construction on this project is currently planned to begin in late 2015 and is estimated to be ready for use in late 2017.

WHERE: This project will occur immediately north of the Highway 417 westbound lanes, from west of Holly Acres Road to Moodie Drive.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special accommodation, please contact the City’s Senior Project Manager below.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

Jeffrey Waara, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Infrastructure Services Department
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent, 6th floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 27805
Fax: (613) 560-6064
Jeffrey.Waara@ottawa.ca

Patrick Hill, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
MMM Group Limited
1145 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3
Tel: (613) 736-7200 ext. 3241
Fax: (613) 736-8710
HillP@mmm.ca


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall June 1 – 5

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Finance and Economic Development CommitteeTuesday, June 2, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Finance and Economic Development Committee Inquiries and Motions – For the Period Ending May 22, 2015
  • Capital Adjustments and Closing of Projects – City Tax and Rate Supported
  • Financing Lease Agreements 2014
  • 2014 Investment and Endowment Fund Report
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council – Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • CIP (Community Improvement Plan) Grant Application – 3735 St. Joseph Boulevard
  • CIP (Community Improvement Plan) Grant Application  –1290 Trim Road

Transportation CommitteeWednesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Ministry of Transportation – Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the Rehabilitation/Replacement of Ottawa Queensway Mid-Town Bridges
  • Status Update – Transportation Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending May 27, 2015
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council – Q4 and Q1 2015
  • Lynda Lane Parking Assessment
  • O’Connor Street Bikeway (Wellington Street to Fifth Avenue) – Recommendation
  • Private Approach By-Law 2003-447 – Revisions
  • Roadside Memorials – Options for Regulations

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Friday, June 5, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place,

101 Centrepointe Drive

  • Status Update – Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiries and Motions – For the Period Ending May 29, 2015
  • Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council – Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
  • Rural Residential Land Survey, 2013-2014 Update

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 2008-250: Omnibus Zoning By-Law Amendments


Clergy on the Catwalk

Clergy on the Catwalk
Saturday May 30, 2pm
Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Avenue

I have tickets available for this Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser, featuring women clergy as models, for Hospice Care Ottawa. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, delectable desserts, fashions/jewellery and accessories. Tickets are only $50 with $35 tax receipt and are supporting a great cause. Call me to purchase your ticket at 613-580-2474.


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall May 25 – 29

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, May 25, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Byward Market Street Ambassador Program – 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Funding
  • Canadian Association of Police Governance Annual Conference – Attendance and Sponsorship
  • Financial Status Report – First Quarter 2015
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries and Motions – May 2015
  • Letters of Commendation
  • By-Law to Amend the False Alarm Reduction By-Law of the Ottawa Police Services Board

Planning Committee –Tuesday, May 26, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments – 4401 Fallowfield Road
  • Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 2008-250 – Omnibus Zoning By-Law Amendments
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Phase II of Low-Rise Infill Housing Study
  • Local Commercial Study – City-Initiated Zoning By-Law Amendments for Local Shops and Services in Residential Areas
  • Appointment of Risk Management Official and Inspector(S) Under Part IV of the Clean Water Act, 2006
  • Sandy Hill Heritage Study
  • Application to Alter 131 Minto Place, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee Terms of Reference

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Audit Committee – Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • 2014 City of Ottawa Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Sinking Fund Financial Statements


Summer Student Opportunity

JUNIOR RANGER POSITION (2 available)

Location:  Working from the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata
Duration:  Twelve weeks, 35 hours per week
Reimbursement:  $11 per hour.  Will be provided with t-shirts, hats, gloves and required equipment.
Student to Provide: cell phone (honorarium provided towards operating costs), own boots.

Duties:  assist in creating and maintaining trails in the natural environment area; identification and removal of invasive species where required; tours with children from City Day Camp Programs; work with youth in the community to introduce them to nature; evaluate activities towards setting up an ongoing program; assisting at special events in the community.

The Junior Rangers will be assisted by volunteers in the community and the Youth Coordinator at the Richcraft Complex.  The program is sponsored by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and members of the community group that works with the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

Applications should be forwarded to Councillor Marianne Wilkinson at marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca  Include your resume and a brief description on why you are interested in this position.